Another jam packed month for ACMA listening room

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The Americana Community Music Association keeps the live music going in the with several intimate concerts at their listening room in Fort Myers.
The March schedule at the listening room includes Roy Book Binder on March 3, Shawna Caspi on March 16, Jim Lauderdale on March 21 and Kala Farnham on March 30.

Roy Book Binder
Roy Book Binder will perform Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Book Binder has been rambling around the world for the past 45 years! He gave up his Greenwich Village “pad” in the early 1970s and lived in his “Tour Bus” for the next 15 years criss crossing the U.S. and appearing at festivals throughout Canada & Europe. Book Binder traveled with the legendary Rev. Gary Davis in the late ‘60s. The Book recorded his first solo acoustic blues album in the ‘70s, which was the first to receive 5 stars in Downbeat magazine! In the late ‘80s, The Book was part of Bonnie Raitt’s East Coast tour, which included an appearance on The Grand Old Opry which led to almost 30 appearances on Nashville Now’s Ralph Emory Show. In the ‘90s, he often appeared with Jorma Kaukonen. (who recorded 2 of Roy’s songs). Opening the show is ACMA member and singer-songwriter Bill Metts.

Shawna Caspi


Shawna Caspi
The ACMA welcomes Shawna Caspi on Saturday, March 16 at 7 p.m. In a world where language is forged as rushed texts and tweets, Toronto-based singer-songwriter Shawna Caspi takes her time crafting lyrics that are poetic and meaningful, often using unusual rhymes and surprising turns of phrase. She delights in nuance and detail – the way words sound, the way they’re shaped, the way they roll around on the palate. Her songs resonate with stories that are relatable, but told in new and unexpected ways. Shawna is a skilled guitarist, supporting her warm, clear voice with intricate fingerstyle accompaniment. ACMA member J.D. Lashley opens the March 16 show.

Kala Farnham


Kala Farnham
Kala Farnham will perform Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m. Armed with a voice and an entourage of instruments, songstress Kala Farnham set out into the world with one vision: To inspire through the transformative power of musical storytelling. Farnham has garnered numerous awards and recognition, including serving as the current Connecticut State Troubadour, 2020 Falcon Ridge Festival Emerging Artist, 2020 Great American Song Contest Finalist, and 2019 Rose Garden Performing Songwriter Contest winner. ACMA member Silvia Medina will open that night.
Doors open at 6:30 pm. for most listening room shows.
The ACMA listening room is located at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, 2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers.
For more details and ACMA schedules, visit www.americanacma.org or follow them on Facebook.

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